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New orleans polar ice melting clil-ceip_pl_riadevigo_2017

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New Orleans: A City Under Water pt. I, II & III
This was the capstone presentation for our Global Warming project. We had the idea to compare two cities in the world. One city that the students were familiar with, Vigo, and another city of the same size that our auxiliar de conversación was familiar with, New Orleans.
New Orleans was the site of the 2004 hurricane Katrina natural disaster. The entire city is, and was, built under sea level. So, with a little bit of strong wind and rain, the city itself could be flooded very easily.
This presentation goes through the history and geography of the city, so that the students can more easily relate to the effects of Global Warming. At the very end of the geography section there are two really cool maps that use GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to measure what would happen if the global temperature increased and the sea-level rises. You should definitly check out the maps!

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New orleans polar ice melting clil-ceip_pl_riadevigo_2017

  1. 1. NEW ORLEANS: A CITY UNDERWATER By: Caleb Morgan
  2. 2. THE CITY  New Orleans is a city in the State of Louisiana.  It is on the Mississippi River delta.  It has a total population of 389,617 people.  New Orleans was named after the (French) Duke of Orleans.  The city was founded in the year 1718 A.D.
  3. 3.  1718 A.D. – New Orleans was founded.  Controlled for only 45 years.  1763 A.D. – New Orleans became part of Spain.  Controlled for only 41 years.  Two big fires destroyed the wooden buildings made by the French. STYLE French Spanish
  4. 4. PART II: GEOGRAPHY
  5. 5. GEOGRAPHY  New Orleans is on the Mississippi River delta and south of a big lake called Lake Pontchartrain.
  6. 6. GEOGRAPHY  New Orleans was built on lowlands that are actually two meters below sea-level.
  7. 7. LEVEE
  8. 8. LEVEE IN NEW ORLEANS
  9. 9. MAP OF LEVEES
  10. 10. SEA-LEVEL RISE LINKS  http://seeing.climatecentral.org/#8/29.891/- 90.049?show=lockinAnimated&level=0&unit=feet&pois=hid - Surging Seas  https://coast.noaa.gov/slr/ -GIS under water map
  11. 11. LINKS:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbiRNT_gWUQ -World Underwater  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GyR38YnGPs -New Orleans Street Music
  12. 12. PART III: NATURAL DISASTER
  13. 13. HURRICANE
  14. 14. SEA-LEVEL RISE

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